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The history of white people

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of notions of white race-not merely a skin color but also a signal of power, prestige, and beauty to be withheld and granted selectively

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nell Irvin Painter
ISBN: 9780393049343 0393049345
OCLC Number: 690747299
Description: 1 v. (XII-496 p.) : illustrations, carte. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Greeks and scythians --
Romans, Celts, Gauls, and Germani --
White slavery --
White slavery as beauty ideal --
The White beauty ideal as science --
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach names White people "caucasian" --
Germaine de staèl's German lessons --
Early American White people observed --
The first alien wave --
The education of Ralph Waldo Emerson --
English traits --
Emerson in the history of American White people --
The American school of anthropology --
The second enlargement of American whiteness --
William Z. Ripley and the races of Europe --
Franz Boas, dissenter --
Roosevelt, Ross, and race suicide --
The discovery of degenerate families --
From degenerate families to sterilization --
Intelligence testing of new immigrants --
The great unrest --
The melting pot a failure? --
Anthroposociology : the science of alien races --
Refuting racial science --
A new White race politics --
The third enlargement of American whiteness --
Black nationalism and White ethnics --
The fourth great enlargement of American whiteness.
Responsibility: Nell Irvin Painter.
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"[I]ntriguing and well researched. This is an important addition to the nascent academic field of whiteness studies, which examines the social construction of whiteness with particular attention to Read more...

 
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